2016 Home Tour: Our DIY House

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Welcome to my official 2016 home tour! I realized that I haven’t given you a tour of my entire house – including those sometimes forgotten rooms like the laundry room and bathrooms – since last year, so I thought today was a great time to post an update. If you’ve been reading my blog for the last little while, you’ll have seen most of these photos before, but I will throw in a few new ones of my summery living room. This is also a special day because it’s Canadian Bloggers Home Tour time! At the bottom of this post, you’ll find links to 8 more home tours from my Canadian blogging friends. Please pay them a visit; we have so many talented DIYers and decorators in our beautiful country!

Today’s tour is mostly photos with links to more information and tutorials. If you want to read about how we built our home ourselves from the foundation up, go here. It was a challenging, amazing, scary, exciting journey and I’m really glad we did it! We started building in 2012, and here’s what Our DIY House looks like today.

DIY Craftsman Foursquare Home with Grey Siding, Porch with DIY Columns and a Dark Teal Door

Exterior (August 2015)

Read about our DIY porch columns and front flower bed.

French country boho porch decor ideas in teal, aqua, gray, white & black

Front Porch (May 2016)

Read more about our front porch refresh.


Layout & Paint Colours

Craftsman Black and White Staircase

Entry mirror and TV gallery wall

Entry & Stairs

Boho country traditional living room in black, white, and pops of pink and aqua


Living Room (June 2016)

Read about our DIY electrical spool clockaqua painted chest, and handmade throw pillows.

A colorful boho craft room home office with tons of great DIY decor and organization ideas.

Craft Room Office (March 2016)

Read about my office refresh.

A black and white kitchen with a Carrara marble backsplash

A black and white kitchen with a Carrara marble backsplash

Kitchen (March 2016)

Read about our marble panel backsplash and DIY curtains.

DIY aqua & red vintage inspired small laundry room design idea with a giant pegboard

Laundry Room (April 2015)

Read about our laundry room update and our DIY giant pegboard.

Fall coffee nook with pom pom napkin, caramel apple, chalkboard wall

Coffee Nook (September 2015)

A DIY Powder Room Makeover with Chinoiserie Inspired Bird & Floral Wallpaper and Board and Batten Trim

Powder Room (April 2016)

Read about our powder room udpate.

Vintage Floral Spring Sitting Living Room

Sitting Room (March 2016)

Soft Boho Baby Nursery by The DIY Mommy

Baby B’s Room (2014)

A serene grey and white master bedroom with DIY pillows.

Master Bedroom (2014)

Modern vintage pastel rainbow girls bedroom

Little A’s Room (June 2016)

Read about her bedroom update and DIY quilt here.


Kids’ Bathroom (September 2015)

A shabby chic glam girls bedroom design idea in blush pink, white and gold with tons of DIY and kids bedroom organization ideas

Little C’s Bedroom (May 2016)

Read about Little C’s bedroom update here.


And there you have it! That’s our home in a nutshell. I’m really happy with all that we have done up to this point, and I can’t wait to keep tackling new projects with my hubby and daughters. Next up? We’re working on finishing our guest house (which was the old garage-house we lived in) on our property. You can read more about that here.

Now it’s time to come take a tour of some other Canadian bloggers’ homes!


Elliven Studio

A Pop of Pretty

The Happy Housie

The Sweetest Digs

The DIY Mommy

The Creek Line House

Clean and Scentsible

This Little Estate


  1. Oh Christina, you know how much I LOVE this gorgeous house! You’ve done such amazing things with each space you’ve tackled and I just know your guest house is going to be just as beautiful!

  2. I love home tours! They give such a clear feeling of a home’s overall vibe and yours is colourful and happy. I love your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi Christina! Thank you for the gorgeous home tour! Your home has so many beautiful details to take in! I am a newbie blogger living on the East Coast and it’s inspirational to see a Canadian group of seasoned bloggers connecting for an amazing Summer home tour! 😉

  4. Loving your home and inspiring as well. Me and my husband are planning to build our new home in Philippines. Seeing a blog who shares ideas or guides, helps us on what kind of design we wanted for our new home. By the way, you really have an awesome blog. Keep it up! 🙂

  5. Loving your home you are truly blessed. I noticed that you painted with a lot of valspar paint. I discovered this inexpensive gem a few years ago. It as saved me hundreds of dollars from buying those more expensive brands that give about the same results I love the price and my customers love the finish. great look

  6. I just get inspiration from here, my home exterior is almost same color as yours and i love this grey color. Other all the interior designs are also awesome.

  7. What a beautiful home, your ideas are inspiring! I really like the colors that you’ve chosen and your choices in furniture as well. I’m in the process of remodeling an old farm house and plan to steal some of your great ideas. Thank you!

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